Inexpensive Dinner Recipes

Kathleen Blumenthal
I love to cook and expand the boundaries of cooking
Chicken Pot Pie

Do you like pies? Almost everybody does, but it seems to be so difficult to bake pies. In order to simplify the process, buy the ready dough in the store and you’ll get the perfect result without being involved in its preparing at home. Though, this recipe is possible with homemade dough, but it does not include the steps for it. So, if you know how to do it, you are welcome.

We use frozen vegetable mixture – and that is also the comfortable component: washed, peeled, and diced. You should only thaw them before using. What should be in this mixture. It will be good to have carrot, corn, peas – they make the mixture bright and multicolor and taste becomes juicy.

Chicken breasts should be skinless and boneless. This meat is very healthy and high in protein usually preferred by those who are engaged in sport activities. It is also good for weight control as far as there are only 142 calories and just a bit of fat in 100 gr of this part of chicken. Besides, it contains vitamins E, B6 and B12, minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc. You can cook it in any method you like and still it will be healthy boosting immunity, preventing problems with heart, improving digestion.

Inexpensive Dinner Recipes

You can try one of inexpensive dinner recipes – a baking pie with chicken and veggies for 20 minutes. Cooking is so easy and the result is so delicious! You’ll get the comfort food for your dinner almost for nothing. 

Course Lunch & dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 5200 kcal


  • 1 pound store-bought pie dough
  • 3/4 pound cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cup mixture of frozen vegetables
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. In order to cook the dish faster, you should preheat oven to 3500 F.

  2. Take a baking sheet, line it with some parchment paper preventing sticking. 

  3. Sprinkle flour on the work surface spreading it evenly and roll out the store-bought dough for pie making a rectangle. Cut it into four strips.

  4. Now take a bowl and put chopped cooked chicken with vegetable mixture into it.

  5. Then in other bowl you should whisk milk with flour and pour it to a saucepan. 

  6. Put the saucepan over the low heat and simmer it for 5 minutes. Let the milk get thick. 

  7. Pour this milky sauce over chicken and vegetables and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  8. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

  9. Using a spoon put a mixture on every pie dough strip (just half of it) and fold over tops.

  10. To seal the envelopes with fingers to ensure that filling remains inside. 

  11. Take a small bowl, crack the egg into it and add a tablespoon of water. Beat it. Brush the pies with egg wash and put them to a baking sheet.

  12. Put the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Now you have golden pies with healthy and savory filling which can be served just out of the oven or next day. We promise that you’ll return to this dish again and again because it is too simple and delicious to be refused.


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